Micro learning is being heralded as the next big thing in the future of training in the workplace.
According to a study by Microsoft, humans now have a shorter attention span than a goldfish! People generally lose concentration after an average of 8 seconds. This has been attributed to the constant use of technology, particularly in the case of millennials who have grown up and expect to receive information which is delivered at lightning speed.
The downside of this is that life online is giving us what has been termed ‘popcorn brain’ – a brain so accustomed to the constant stimulation of electronic multitasking that we’re unfit for life offline.
So how does this translate into training in the workplace? Although there is still a place for traditional training, micro learning can offer bite-sized training that will keep an audience engaged. It can be a cheaper and more efficient option.
Online videos are one way to deliver quick, convenient and topic centered training. Employees can brush up on skill sets and continually improve their workplace practices through affordable and relevant videos that are easy to watch.
Not all employee training can be delivered by micro-learning but going forward, there is no doubt that there will be a need for a combination of tradition and innovation as part of professional development strategies within the workplace.
Go to BC Training’s website and click on the Online Training tab at the top of the page to find out about the range of affordable online video training courses available. www.bctrainingsolutions.com